Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments Hotel

The theme of the interior design of the aparthotel Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments interior has become Warsaw itself when Tremend was inspired by the 20th-century art and architecture of the capital.

  • Year 2022
  • Location Warsaw, Poland,
  • Type Hotel,
  • In the center of business-focused, vibrant Warsaw, on Grzybowska street, in the Wola district, the Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments Hotel has been opened. An interior design concept, created by Tremend Architects, is a remarkable story of 20th-century Warsaw.

    First stop – Śródmieście The City Center
    The design of the reception boldly relates to the City Center architecture. From the very beginning, we can find a parallel to Rotunda. The oval-shaped reception desk resembles the significant facility with its form and is the only circular element of the interior, similar to the actual Rotunda. Another analogy to the City Center of the 20th century is a black-and-white floor, made of so-called Warsaw ‘gorseciki’, which were very popular back in the day. The Warsaw enthusiasts would also notice the inspiration with Wars and Sawa neons, the joinery from Smulikowskiego street, or the secessionist balcony railing of the tenement house from Piękna 44 street.

    Coffee in Wola
    Hotel cafe “swaWola” with its interior and function brings to mind the former coffee roaster “Pluton”. Once again the black and white mosaic proudly presents itself on the floor, where we can also notice golden strips reminding of old railway tracks. It is a reference to the tram station located in the area. Similarly, the cafe desk resembles the former rail vehicles. Among other parts characteristic of the Wola district, we can find a brick wall, resembling former gasworks, colorful boards referring to photographic glasses of Foton lounge, or golden and brass elements, which are a tribute to Hefr’s cutlery factory.

    The atmosphere of the bar in Powiśle
    The bar zone was inspired by the Powiśle district. Mainly the colors here refer to the scenery of the place. Blue represents the depths of Vistula, whereas green and wood resemble waterside areas – boulevards. The neon title POW, with the symbols of waves woven into it, is short for Powiśle. In metal-plastic installation on the wall, one can easily find the Warsaw Mermaid. Tremend architects have also referred to the architecture of the bridges from the capital. The construction above the bar is a nod to the Poniatowski Bridge, above the live cooking zone to the Danzig Bridge, and over the buffet to the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge.

    Lunch in Żoliborz
    Żoliborz, as the greenest of all Warsaw districts, patronizes the area of Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments Restaurant. Bottle green serves as an interior basis for the rest of the equipment. The vault division of Comedy Theatre has been mapped on the walls, while heavy velvet drapes in the windows resemble theatre curtains. Also, the iconic Havana cafe with its characteristic counter, trimmed with wooden lamellas, has become a significant motif of the interior. The monotony is broken by the made-of-brick title ŻOL, which is short for Żoliborz. It is a reference to the brick fence of Brukalski’s Villa. Moreover, our attention can be drawn to the shape of wall lamps, which resemble street lamps in Żoliborz. The whole is complemented by live plants implemented in the interior.

    Warsaw puzzle in the hotel rooms
    The apartments themselves also refer to the history and architecture of particular Warsaw districts. In each of them, the wall is decorated with the graphic of a district map in its symbolic color. The trademark of Powiśle is the blue color of Vistula, for Żoliborz it is the green color of Kępa Potocka Park. In a family room, inspired by the Mokotów district, we can find the wine-red color of the greenery, which in reality surrounds the National Institute of Public Health building. The apartment inspired by Saska Kępa is held in bright colors, broken by dusty orange, characteristic of the facades from the district. Each mosaic pattern, which dominates the floor of the particular apartment, refers to the mosaic style of the individual district. Again, it is a nod to the unforgettable Warsaw “gorseciki”. The bathrooms in the apartments are finished with large format tiles with white marble imitation. The whole has been complemented with golden details, like mirrors or decorative strips.

    The interior design of Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments, designed by architects from Tremend Studio, is a wonderful, sentimental Journey through 20th-century Warsaw. By exploring the history of the districts, every time we can discover new analogies and enjoy our findings.

    Design: Tremend
    Design Team: Magdalena Federowicz-Boule, Kama Kowacz, Daria Cichoń, Renata Kuczera, Emilia Karwowska-Łasocha, Paulina Szarzec, Aleksandra Falba, Aleksander Dymkowski, Dawid Stawowy, Maciej Jasina, Marta Idczak
    Photography: Piotr Gęsicki